1300 banned religious books found in southern region of Azerbaijan

1300 banned religious books found in southern region of Azerbaijan
# 11 December 2008 09:48 (UTC +04:00)
Masalli. Agaddin Babayev–APA. “Being under USSR domination for a long time caused serious problems for education of religious men and national values. Several measures were taken in this field, but some problems still remain”, Miryahya Badirov, Department Chief of State Committee for Works with Religious Associations on Southern Region told APA local bureau.
To him, about 700 religious men function in 13 regions and 250 of them are educated men. He underlined that all religious men should be tested by Scientific-Religious Council of the Caucasian Muslims Office according to proper order.
Badirov stressed that 1300 banned religious books had been confiscated this year and trainings, workshops were held to increase public awareness.130 of 500 religious sects function in southern region.
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